The GRDA Story: Meeting the Challenges of Transitioning from Coal to Combined Cycle Gas-Fired Generation
Series: Pushing the Power Generation Envelope
Many utilities are making the transition from coal-fired to gas generation, pushed by operational expense issues and environmental pressures. But what are the key drivers in making the jump and what is the actual journey like? An Oklahoma public power entity faced that challenge, bringing into play all options such as market capacity, fuel transportation, equipment, construction, production costs and staffing considerations. How did Grand River Dam Authority make the energy transition and how is it working out?